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Bistro 234

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234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534 (Center)
209-668-4234
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Laguna Beach, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is one of the nicer restaurants in Turlock and we've eaten there many times when visiting the city. The service was great; our waitress was super friendly and helpful. The gnocchi was superb, rich with a generous portion size. The house salad was large enough for two and the dressing was quite good. The scallops were a disappointment.... More 

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Thank KAL45
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful food with fresh, local ingredients. Very comfortable atmosphere and tables. Waitstaff was very helpful with menu suggestions. Will definitely go back

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Thank Julie L
Turlock
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good food but a little but not overly expensive. Atmosphere is decent. Staff, waiters and waitresses very accommodating.

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Thank Douglas S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved their mac and cheese it's on the appetizer menu I also got the salmon for my dinner course and it was really good. I enjoyed my meal. It is little pricey but you get what you pay for. I would recommend.

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Thank Diana F
Turlock
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've tried this place three times now because I've heard people say they really like it. Unfortunately, I haven't had that experience. The menu is always the same, kinda boring, and just not as good as it needs to be. I ordered the creamy tomato soup, which was just greasy. I've tried salads, and a couple other dishes as well,... More 

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La Grange, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often go to Bistro 234 with the gang from work...usually for holiday dinners & sometimes for smaller business lunches. The Spinach Salad is a go-to favorite!! With Pancetta,‎ herbed goat cheese, dried cranberries, capers, candied walnuts and grilled red onion in a sweet and savory dressing...it's almost a meal in itself. Buuuut...I usually have it in addition to the... More 

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Modesto, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

My friend and I shared the French onion soup and chicken marsala. Both were absolutely delicious. Another friend ordered the Diana torte for dessert, and I kid you not, it was as big as her head!! Four of us shared it, and we still didn't finish the entire dessert! They sat us in a corner table in the back by... More 

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Thank Diane B
Merced, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is one of the more "upscale" restaurants in downtown Turlock, minus the pretentious vibe. I'd say the culinary choices are more American then French. Food was excellent!! My date had a steak they cooked beautifully & portions were for real people, not rabbits. Pricing is about average for a date night too. My only reason for giving them 4... More 

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Thank CMitchell1989
Dos Palos, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We recently had a bridal shower in Bistro 234's wine room. It was fantastic! The staff was so accommodating, especially the manager Jayden. He got on a ladder and was hanging decorations from the ceiling for us. The food was delicious, extensive wine menu and amazing mixed drinks. Another very nice feature was the opportunity for everyone to order off... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We went to Bistro 234 for lunch with family. Great local products and a wide variety of food on the menu. Mahi mahi was delicious, but depending on which dish you take some could be a pit smaller portoin. I would recommend asking them how big the portion is before you order, so you know what to expect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534
    (Center)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: 209-668-4234
Description
Bistro 234 is honored to have recently earned the prestigious Wine Spectator's 2012 Award of Excellence. Located in the center of historic downtown Turlock, Bistro 234 offers a dining experience that is sure to foster great memories. The fun atmosphere, high ceilings, heated patio and vibrant colors pair well with the eclectic cuisine of our talented Executive Chef, LeRoy Walker. At Bistro 234, we love to share our passion for food and dining with seasonal New American and French-influenced cooking. Bistro 234 is the ideal place to host your event, be it large or small. The Cellar is available for exclusive dining.

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